Band build up reputation

Arundel’s Willows Folk Club welcomes top UK bluegrass band A Band Like Alice on Wednesday, February 29.

Willows’ spokesman Chris Davis said: “A Band Like Alice are a great 5-piece band and since their formation in 1995 have built up a reputation in the UK and internationally as fine exponents of hard-driving, foot-tapping bluegrass, with airtight harmonies, dextrous banjo, fiddle and mandolin with rock-solid guitar and double bass.

“The line-up of the band is Richard Collins (banjo and lead vocals), Gary Payne (guitar and vocals), Sheryl Payne (banjo and vocals), Alan Ward (mandolin) and Bob Winquist (fiddle and vocals).

“As well as presenting classic bluegrass material the band have also written several of their own songs and have brought this terrific, feel-good music to whole new audiences across the UK thanks to their appearances at a diverse selection of arts centres, clubs, and festivals.

“Everyone who loves upbeat acoustic music is encouraged to come along and check out one of the hottest bluegrass bands in Britain!”

Entrance for A Band Like Alice’s gig on Wednesday 29th February is £5. The Willows Folk Club first opened its doors to the public more than 35 years ago, and now meets every Wednesday at 8pm in the function room of Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, situated to the rear of the large public car park opposite Arundel Castle. For more information about the club, call 07790 511054 or log on to